AURALiC VEGA G2 - Streaming DAC

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AURALiC VEGA G2

 

I don’t know how much better digital audio decoding can get. Auralic has achieved a new level of performance with the VEGA G2 DAC and LEO GX MASTER CLOCK. The distortion is so low, it is reaching the limits of my Audio Precision spectrum analyzer. Jitter, which is an important issue to be dealt with, is dealt with superbly. Bottom line: The VEGA G2 is the best DAC I have ever tested. The LEO GX turns it into perfect.
— JOHN E. JOHNSON JR., SECRETS OF HOME THEATER AND HIGH FIDELITY, FEBRUARY 2019

 

... represents a big sonic step forward from the firm’s well-respected VEGA Digital Audio Processor and it also is one of the most beautiful sounding and accomplished DACs I’ve ever had the pleasure of using in my reference system. For this reason and more, the VEGA G2 is thoughtfully and enthusiastically recommended.
— CHRIS MARTENS, HI-FI PLUS, JUNE 2018

 

Live recordings sounded especially magical, even the less spectacular ones have a vitality and presence that made them very hard to put down so strong is the sense of palpable reality once your eyes are shut. ... The Vega G2 is superbly built and capable of very high sound quality for the asking price, it has competition to be sure but not much of it combines such a broad feature set with such remarkable decoding abilities. I’ll be impressed if anything comes along that can do much better for the money.
— JASON KENNEDY, THE EAR, JANUARY 2018

 

Streamer / Network Player of the Year, Hi-Fi+ Awards 2018

For years the original VEGA has been a favorite among discriminating listeners, including Stereophile's editor, John Atkinson. Now, the all-new VEGA G2 keeps the sonic spirit of its predecessor alive by pushing the boundaries of digital music. The VEGA G2 is a high-performance Digital Audio Processor with a completely revamped architecture that excels at the conversion and streaming of high-resolution digital music formats up to DSD512. The industry’s first signal-independent “Master DAC,” the VEGA G2 is redefining the sound of digital.

Tesla G1: Scalable Power, Custom-Built for Streaming Audio

Designed around a high-performance Quad-Core Cortex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, with 1GB DDR3 memory and 4GB of storage, Auralic's Tesla G1 hardware platform has the all power and flexibility it needs to meet the demands of modern high-resolution streaming. Automatic updates keep Tesla G1 outfitted with the latest features and support, so your device is always ready for peak performance and up-to-the-minute functionality.

Features

A Master Clock DAC allows it to operate independently of the source signal's frequency.

The Unity chassis is machined from a single billet of aluminum that provides superior EMF shielding. Galvanic isolation also ensure that the VEGA G2 is 20 % quieter than the original VEGA DAC.

It uses superior damping by weight distributing the internal circuits, and has specially designed sprung and damped feet.

The fully passive volume control uses an R-2R resistor ladder network for precise, distortion- and noise-free gain setting. One set, the volume control becomes electronically invisible via relays, one more detail that lets the VEGA G2 push the boundaries of sonic performance.

Eight coil-latch relays ensure that unneeded circuits are completely off and producing no EMI.

Built around Auralic's Tesla G1 platform, the VEGA G2 is scalable and can receive automatic updates.

Features a 4" true color high-resolution display

Specifications

Benchmark Frequency Response: 20 - 20 kHz, +/- 0.1 dB, tested under Filter Mode Precise
THD+N: < 0.00012 % (XLR), < 0.00015 % (RCA), 20Hz-20KHz at 0 dBFS
Dynamic Range: 130 dB, 20 Hz-20 kHz, A-weighted

Streaming File Formats
Lossless: AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WV
Lossy: AAC, MP3, MQA and WMA

Sampling Rates
PCM: 44.1KHz to 384KHz in 32Bit**
DSD: DSD64(2.8224MHz), DSD128(5.6448MHz), DSD256(11.2896MHz), DSD512(22.57892MHz)***

Control Software
AURALiC Lightning DS for iOS
AURALiC Lightning DS for web browser (device setting only)
OpenHome compatible control software (BubbleUPnP, Kazoo)
Roon (Roon Core required separately)

Audio Inputs
Digital Inputs: Lightning-Link, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink, USB Audio
Analog Inputs: RCA Line-stage (2Vrms maximum)
Streaming Inputs: uPnP/DLNA Media Server, native TIDAL and Qobuz Sublime+ streaming, Spotify Connect, Internet Radio, RoonReady

Audio Outputs
Balanced: XLR (4.8 Vrms at 0 dBFS, output impedance 5 ohm)
Unbalanced: RCA (4.8 Vrms at 0dBFS, output impedance 50 ohm)
Headphone: 6.35 mm Headphone Jack (output impedance 5 ohm)

Network: Wired, Gigabit Ethernet

Power Consumption: Playback, 50 W at max

Dimensions (WDH): 13.4 x 12.6 x 3.2" (34 x 32 x 8 cm)

Weight: 17.2 lb (7.8 kg)

Finish: Anodized precision-machined extrusion aluminum case in matte black

Box contents: AURALiC VEGA G2 Streaming DAC, Power cord, USB Cable, Lightning-Link Cable, User's guide